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Hillsborough Virtual K-12 is a school choice option for students entering grades K-12. The application window for full-time enrollment for the 2020-21 school year ends July 24, 2020. Learn more and apply >>
Accelerate Hillsborough - Addison Davis
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Upcoming Events

July 7, 2020
Board Meeting / Tentative Budget

July 28, 2020
School Board Workshop

July 28, 2020
Board Meeting / First Public Hearing on Budget

August 10, 2020
Students' First Day of School

August 18, 2020
School Board Workshop


2020-2021 Reopening Information and Declaration of Intent

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The Declaration of Intent form is now available for our families. We ask that you make a selection on the option that best meets your child’s educational needs for the upcoming 20-21 school year. The online form is open until midnight, Friday, July 10. Please check your email for the link to the form or go to The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority.

Applying Online for School Meal Benefits is Quick, Confidential, and Easy!

Parents - it's time to complete a 2020-21 household application for school meal benefits. Applying online is simple, secure, and the quickest way for your child to receive free school meal benefits!

Great news! The online application is available in 7 languages – English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Filipino (Tagalog), Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt), and Chinese (Mandarin). The application is also easy to complete on a smart phone or tablet!

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Hillsborough Responds - June 28, 2020

Hillsborough Responds

As our district continues eLearning, and everything that goes along with it, our district feels it is important to be transparent in how Hillsborough Responds to this pandemic.

This week’s newsletter includes an important information about the school reopening plan, graduation information and Hillsborough Virtual K-12!

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Hillsborough Virtual K-12 is a School Choice Option


We offer personalized learning in a structured, yet flexible environment for students in grades K-12. Students learn in a digital space using a web-based curriculum with highly-qualified teachers from Hillsborough County. Students have full access to their teachers for each subject, whom they can correspond with via email, phone, instant message, or virtual classroom. Students can take part in athletics and extracurricular activities at their zoned school and experience field trips through Hillsborough Virtual K-12. Students can earn a Hillsborough County High School diploma and participate in a graduation ceremony with Hillsborough Virtual.

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Instructional Materials Adoption

The Office of Teaching and Learning, Department of Instructional Materials, is seeking to adopt new materials. A public hearing will be held on July 7, 2020.  The recommended materials may be viewed by clicking the "More Info" link below.  Printed copies of the materials are also available for review in the Communications Office located at 901 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa.

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Register now for Summer VPK

Bold Beginnings

Registration for Summer VPK Programs is now available. Hillsborough Schools will offer Summer VPK at fourteen elementary school sites from June 22 through July 23, Monday through Thursday.  Student hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. There is no cost for Summer VPK. More information on registering for one of our Free VPK sites is available at here.

Summer Food Fuel Up

Summer Food Fuel up

Kids and teens can still get free balanced meals this summer while schools are closed! Our summer feeding program will provide grab and go meals on Mondays – Thursdays from June 8 – July 30 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at select sites throughout the district. Each child will receive a lunch for that day and breakfast for the next day. On Thursdays, each child will receive meals for both Thursday and Friday.

Children do not have to be present to receive a meal; however, parents need to bring a student ID number (for enrolled HCPS students) or date of birth for children who are not enrolled.

Meals are available for all children ages 18 and under; and 21 and under for children with special needs.

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Storytime Online - Promoting the Love of Literacy

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Continuing with her Storytime Online initiative to promote the love of literacy, School Board Member Dr. Stacy Hahn will be reading a story live every weekday at 11am on her Facebook page.

You can find a the Storytime Online library here:

Storytime Online is a literacy initiative in which members of our community have gathered to read stories to our students. We have been gathering them over the past few months and believe now is the perfect time to begin pushing them out to our families.

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Attendance Boundary Changes

The School District assesses school attendance boundaries based on a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, programmatic changes, enrollment growth, and newly constructed capacity.  In order to access information regarding current and future attendance boundary changes, please click more information.

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